Decision Making for Educational Leaders: Underexamined Dimensions and Issues

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A guide to decision making for school administrators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438429168
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: SUNY series, Educational Leadership Series
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 602,146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob L. Johnson Jr. is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. Sharon D. Kruse is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Akron. Her books include Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide to Leading Change.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Part I. Decision-Making Theory and Theorizing

1. Introduction: Leadership, Decision Making, and Underexplored Issues in Decision Making

2. Theories, Theorizing, and the Art of Theory-Use in Decision Making

Part II. Context and Contextual Issues in Decision Making

3. Organization as Context: Decision Making in Educational Organizations

4. The Political Context of Decision Making in Educational Leadership

Part III. The Decision Maker: Logic, Intuition, Data Use, and Skill

5. The Logic of Decision Making: Problematizing Decision Assumptions and Examining Inferential Leaps

6. The Intuitive Decision Maker in the Information Age

7. Data-Driven Decision Making for School Improvement

8. Dispositional Aspects of Effective Decision Making and the Competent Decision Maker

9. Making Tough Decisions: Issues and Considerations

Part IV. Conclusion: Underexamined Issues in Decision Making

10. The Educational Leader as Decision Maker: Themes, Inferences, and Conclusions


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